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Thread #130272   Message #2934569
Posted By: catspaw49
25-Jun-10 - 09:30 AM
Thread Name: BS: Motocycle advise
Subject: RE: BS: Motocycle advise
Does the Russian BMW still have a shovel mount?

As the story goes, originally the Russians in post WWII style took whatever they could and the Germans had a great bike. The Russains never questioned anything about the building plans, they just copied it exactly. So when they brought their version to the mootorcycling world, one magazine reviewed it and wondered what the hell the brackets were for. The Russians had no idea. All they knew was that the German version had them so..............